Glenn: You are in the crosshairs, and we’re trying to arm you with everything we can

All right, I want to talk to about this.  This book came out today.  It’s available at GlennBeck.com or wherever books are sold.  It’s called Conform.  The government has a hostile takeover of our system, and the co-author is Kyle Olson.  As he mentioned in the meeting, Common Core wasn’t created by teachers, wasn’t created by educators.  Worse yet, they weren’t even consulted in this.

It was created by a board of directors of governors and business leaders like Bill Gates.  There were no laws passed.  There was no debate, nothing happening in Congress, nothing that happened in your local area.  There was no research done to see if any of this actually worked.  Common Core just seemingly appeared out of thin air and after some fancy talk and bribery, Race to the Top, that’s what the stimulus was about, hey, we’ll give you the stimulus package in your states, you just have to do what we’re telling you to do.  That’s what it is, Common Core.

And now we and the teachers are waking up to the fact that none of us are in control anymore.  In early America, things were much different.  There was zero federal involvement in the schools.  States were barely involved.  It was all local control, closest to the parent.  You’ll never guess what began to change all of that.  Say it with me, come on, who was it?  Woodrow Wilson, the progressive era.

The system for schools was mostly private until the late 1800s, and I’d like to introduce you to one evil dude, John Dewey.  He was a professor at the University of Chicago and then Columbia University.  He was a leading champion of progressive education.  And it’s one thing to say well, I’m a progressive.  Okay, that doesn’t necessarily make you a bad dude.  This guy was brilliant.  What made him a progressive and so evil was he was a social engineer.

He insisted that among a school’s primary goals should be creating social change and reform.  He said, and I quote, “I believe, therefore, that the true center of correlation on the school subjects is not science, nor literature, nor history, nor geography, but the child’s own social activities.”  Look at your kid’s curriculum at school.  Does it make any sense at all?  Are they focusing on science or literature or history or math?  Are they?  No, it social engineering.

It’s let’s focus on making, let’s make the children into the people we want them to be.  And when I say we, I mean the, you know, government progressives but also the corporations.  We are really, look at what happens in China.  What happens with China?  In China, they grab your kid at six years old because they’ve identified that they’re going to be good at this.  They take the child away from the parent and make them into whatever it is because the child, listen carefully, belongs to society and the state, not to the parents.  Does that sound familiar?

He said, John Dewey, that we should use techniques that were “previously ignored as trivial, futile, or even condemned us positively evil.”  Any surprise 100 years later our schools are teaching things that are positively evil, they’re questioning the existence of the Holocaust or equating the founders to terrorists?

This is one of those fights that exposes the frauds on both sides of the aisle.  This is one that can bring all Americans together.  The establishment Republicans, the Lindsey Grahams, the John McCains, the Jeb Bushes of the world, and the Democrats, they’re beholden to the almighty corporation and the progressive agenda, both of them, and they’re dutifully escorting Common Core into every classroom against your will.

What credibility does the federal government have on this issue?  Ask yourself that question.  Have our schools gotten better or worse since the federal government got involved?  Why should we listen to the people who gave us the Department of Education in the 1970s?  Since its inception, spending per child has tripled while student performance has flatlined or declined.  What evidence is there to suggest that they have any earthly idea on what they are doing?

Parents have to stand up.  Teachers must stand up.  Education needs a Rick Santelli moment, it does, a leader to stand up and cry out and rally the troops.  And Ralph Ratto might be that man.  He’s an elementary teacher in Long Island, New York.  Ralph is the president of his local teachers union.  His sixth day of administering the New York State Common Core assessment test, he had had enough.

He said, “I watched my students…,” this is the Washington Post, by the way, “I watched my students valiantly attempt math questions that most adults could not answer.  As I watched my students, I was angry that my efforts to stop this madness were not successful.  I was angry at my students’ parents for not opting out their children.”

Today, he writes, “…I am ashamed.  I am ashamed I didn’t do enough to stop this madness.  But I am not done.  I am pledging to double my efforts to stop this form of institutional abuse.  If my state senator and assemblyman do not work to end this madness, I will work to have them replaced.”  Listen to that line, I’m ashamed.  Remember when I told you, I told you before, you have the opportunity to not hang your head in shame in coming generations.  This guy will be able to do that.

In the Washington Post, “I will work to expose the governor’s education agenda.  I will work to have King replaced.  Today is a dark day but not for long.”  Everybody says that I am a coward for not wanting to go grab a gun and defend a rancher.  Not so, I would go stand for any man’s rights, any man’s rights, but I will do it peacefully.  And I will stand against injustice every time.  Yes, I will not conform.  I will not comply.  I will resist, but I will do it peacefully.  That’s what he’s doing, peaceful resistance.

They are trying to intimidate anyone who disagrees.  That’s all right.  We as a nation have seen billy clubs to the head and dogs and fire hoses open up.  We’ve seen it before, we’ll see it again.  Are you prepared to be the peaceful person that stands up?  We showed you a couple of months ago the parent in Maryland who was violently escorted out of a school board meeting.  Well, the latest comes today. 

A concerned parent, William Baer, now, this guy, there he is, and he’s very calm.  He’s just very upset that his daughter, he was complaining about the fact that his daughter had to read a book that had incredibly strong sexual content.  His daughter is 14 years old.  And she had to read it, and he wasn’t happy about it.  So he goes and meets in the library, and because he speaks out of turn and goes over his two-minute time limit, he’s escorted out, handcuffed, and arrested.  Two minutes, you have two minutes to respond, that’s all you get?  It’s a hostile takeover.

Wear that as a badge of honor.  If you can’t see yourself getting arrested, look at the sheep that were around him.  They didn’t even look at him.  They sat there like sheep.  They didn’t look at him.  They didn’t say come on, this is ridiculous.  Nobody in the room?  They were afraid.  Only people with courage and enough courage to get yourself arrested and be peaceful about it will win.

You are in the crosshairs, and we’re trying to arm you with everything we can.  Today, this came out.  This has everything we think you need to make this argument, and the back has all of the footnotes so you don’t make the argument and say Glenn Beck said.  No, read the footnotes.  This has all of the things, you have somebody who’s not awake, give this to them.  Rip the cover off the front and say here, read this.  It doesn’t need my name on it.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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